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ECU team excels at Australian University Games

Friday, 08 October 2010

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Congratulations to the ECU Australian University Games team, who achieved their best ever result by finishing an amazing fifth place at the 2010 Australian University Games, held in Perth last week.

The Australian University Games is Australia’s largest sporting event involving over 5,000 students competing in 31 sports, ranging from AFL and fencing to badminton and ultimate frisbee.

This year was the highest ever finish for the ECU team, who took home a total of 19 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals, and also finished runner up in the Doug Ellis Trophy, which recognises the best team achievement per capita.

Highlights of the competition included ECU’s win over dominant team Monash University in the men’s soccer to achieve gold, winning performances in the 200m sprint and 100m backstroke and wins in both the men’s and women’s beach volleyball competition.

Other winning teams included the men’s squash team; mixed touch rugby team (division 2); lawn bowls team (division 1), men’s fencing team, taekwondo, and the mixed netball team (division 2).

There were also some outstanding individual performances, which saw ECU take home gold in the men’s individual fencing, men’s pole vault and the men’s triple jump.

Manager of ECU Sports, Belinda Somers, congratulates the team on their achievements.

“This is a fantastic achievement for the ECU team, and a credit to the ongoing work done by team managers, and ECU sports staff Tarryn Dickerson, Josh Van Kampen, Corey Bessant and Vivian Massie.”

“Well done to all involved, and we look forward to building on ECU’s success at next year’s event at the Gold Coast.”

For more information on the Australian University Games, including the full list of results, visit the Australian University Sport website

View photos from the 2010 Australian University Games

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